The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be going up against IPL 2019 league leaders, Chennai Super Kings tonight. SRH vs CSK will a crucial game for them, given their own situation in the Indian Premier League table. SRH sit in 6th place in the championship on 6 points and a win will take them to 8 points and 5th place.
This IPL 2019 game is also important to the Chennai Super Kings as it will ensure qualification for the playoffs. CSK have accumulated 14 points from eight games so far and will be looking to extend their lead.
The SRH vs CSK matchups have taken place a total of 10 times during the entire tenure of the IPL. But the pendulum firmly swings towards the Super Kings. The Yellow Army have amassed a total of 8 wins to Hyderabad’s 2.
Chennai also own the highest score statistic between the two, having scored 222 runs. Meanwhile the SRH have barely breached the 200 mark with 192 runs. In the lowest score tally, the Chennai Super Kings have scored 170 to Hyderabad’s 139.
Expected 11 for SRH vs CSK
Pitch and weather
The weather in Hyderabad is said to be quite warm with temperatures ranging between 39°C and 24°C. But, since the match is taking place in the evening, the temperatures should be cooler.
Coming to the pitch, it has been quite underused due to very few matches being played at the venue. This was mostly because the Lal Bahadur Shastri Stadium was the more popular pick. But since the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) had limited access to that stadium, the Rajiv Gandhi stadium was used. The wicket is considered as a flat track and that slows down as the game progresses. In other words, it is a very spin-friendly surface and it should provide decent entertainment in this SRH vs CSK clash.
Prediction for match result
Given the CSK have been in red hot form off late in IPL 2019, the edge lies with them as the favourites. The Sunrisers have only accumulated a mere 6 points and have lost the last three IPL 2019 matches in a row. So it would most likely be a comfortable win in this CSK vs SRH match.
Finally, it would appear that we are in for another year of CSK domination in IPL 2019. The evidence is there for all to see, with them winning 7 out of 8 IPL 2019 matches. The Sunrisers need to pull out all the stops if they are to pull off an upset but it seems unlikely in the SRH vs CSK clash.